The crimes against Leah's daughter highlighted significant problems with many of the institutions parents rely to keep their children safe and eventually, this story would the catalyst for change. It’s just a shame that Leah’s daughter Rehteah had to pay for those changes with her life.
Happy Birthday Rehtaeh! You would be turning 25 today and all I felt this morning when I got up was immense saddness. I cried so hard for you today, and for all the yesterdays we never had a chance to share.
This is an older video I recently found. The Japanese news network sent a journalist and camera crew all the way to Halifax to shoot this segment.
Today won't be easy and I'm sitting here not sure what to say or write and thinking I should just go for a walk. Rehtaeh died seven years ago today at the age of 17 following a suicide attempt on April 4th. Seven years without her smile, her infectious laugh, her warmth and kindness. It
https://youtu.be/NyBZgUQeHOs East coast rocker Adam Baldwin performs a stripped down solo rendition of his heartrending tribute to Rehtaeh Parsons. The song appears on Adam's album 'No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five').
One of Canada's most iconic journalists died yesterday. Christie Blatchford, 68, passed away following a short battle with cancer. I met Christie once while out walking my pug Ozzy. I've read a lot about how she loved dogs and there wasn't a dog in Toronto she didn't want to say hello too. At first I
December 9, 2012 I miss you baby. My heart is so broken.
The Girl in the Photo, produced for the Discovery Channel, was recently broadcast in South America. The episode Web of Lies is the story of Rehtaeh and how her life was destroyed by rape, victim blaming, and institutional failures. I can always tell when a show featuring Rehtaeh has been shown as my inbox fills
Earlier this year I flew to Halifax to be interviewed for an Investigation Discovery documentary about Rehtaeh. They’ve produced a series of shorts under the title Web Of Lies. The episode, The Girl in the Photo, was released yesterday in the United States and, going by the comments, emails, and Facebook posts I’m receiving, it
“People who don’t expect justice don’t have to suffer disappointment.” ~Isaac Asimov, The Robots of Dawn Well, 2 years and 10 months after my initial request was received I finally am in possession of at least a part of Rehtaeh’s police file. It’s disappointing but not surprising. 514 pages in a 36.7 MB PDF file